There are certain words that alert us to danger: Fire, hurricane, cancer, heart attack, road rage etc. While these words alert us to danger, in and of themselves, they are not necessarily dangerous words. In fact, the use of these words can be very helpful depending upon the situation.
But there is a word that is dangerous. It does not sound dangerous but it can be very dangerous. We use it all the time without thought of the fact that it hides and disguises the threat and menace that is in it. It is a word that deceives us into thinking that we have unlimited time to do anything we want to do. Yet the very use of the word paralyzes action. From a Christian perspective it has to be Satan’s favorite word. The most dangerous word of which I speak is “tomorrow”.
There is an old saying, “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” Yet, most of us are guilty of doing just that all too often. The danger of using the word “tomorrow” is that we have no guarantee that there will be a “tomorrow”. Proverbs 27:1 says, “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” James 4:14 says, “….You do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are (just) a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.”
Tomorrow is a very dangerous word if there is someone you need to forgive or someone from whom you need to ask forgiveness. Tomorrow is a dangerous word if there is someone you need to help today. Tomorrow is a dangerous word if someone needs to hear you say, “I’m sorry, please forgive me” or if someone needs to hear you say, “I love you.” Tomorrow is a dangerous word if you put off confessing your sins, or you are waiting to receive Christ into your life. When it comes to salvation, the Bible never says, “maybe,” “someday,” “when it is more convenient,” or “When I get things straightened out.” No, The Bible says, “Today, if you hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts.” Hebrews 3:15.
A wise man said, “It is never safe to say “tomorrow”. The soul has its favorable moments and God has His acceptable time. The person who is stirred and moved today may hear the same message tomorrow without interest or emotion.” Don’t be deceived by the word “tomorrow”. It is a very dangerous word.
In His Love,